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the nomination of the cia director to find out if one of those so-called hero drones can take out an american on u.s. soil. >> what i want to hear from john brennan before i agree to let his nomination go forward is that, no, the cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know any kind of judicial proceeding. >> drones did take out anwar al awlaki, the terrorist who inspired the underwear bomber in detroit. still a distinguished medal of honor for war? is drone warfare worthy of a medal for heroism? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! o
nomination go forward, that no cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know, any kind of judicial proceeding. senator widen asked this, can you kill an american on american soil with a drone without a judicial hearing and brennan didn't answer the question. so, we've asked it in writing. my understanding is senator wyden has answered in writing. so if you're not going to answer no, i think that means you're telling us yes, you believe that the president has the power to kill an american in america. that is appalling. i think even overseas that if there is someone who's not in the middle of firing a gun or grenade launcher, that they really should be tried for treason if they're an american citizen, then you can proceed on with drone attacks, but really an american citizen should be tried in court here or abroad unless they're imminently in the act of firing a weapon. >> and when it comes to hagel's nomination, obviously john mccain indicating he may filibuster it. tom rex is a contributing editor for foreign policy magazine. a lot of sources in the penta
and then went on to blackwater and the cia. i started speaking with him over the phone and didn't know who he was. we got comfortable with each other and he then made sure that i got in phone contact with the shooter. again, started anonymously. built up trust over a period of time and then i met him face-to-face and thus started a long relationship over a year and a quarter of hundreds of hours of discussion, interview, conversation about his life, not just the mission. >> and when you spend hundreds of hours with someone over the course of more than a year and you have dinners and drink scotch and he played with your kids, is there any danger that you become too close to the subject and you become his advocate? >> i think, howie, that the overarching answer to that is, yes, there is a danger and, no, it didn't happen. in this case, really, the point of the story was to illuminate the fact that these guys, unlike all the jason bourne movies and "zero dark thirty" and magicals and make things happen. can take a hair pin and make an atomic bomb. these guys are human beings. so, my goal was to
said this will spill over to the confirmation of john brennan at cia. do you think this is really about benghazi? the holdup here? >> well, all of the questions were not asked or answered in the white house, they wrote a letter to senators answering questions just this week. months after benghazi. but, you know, i know that democrats want to blame republicans for chuck hagel bumbling and stumbling across the finish line. i happen to agree with columnists like dana millbank that the president should have a cabinet that reflects his world views. i agree with that. so if like chuck hagel you believe at that ayatollah and ahmadinejad were credibly elected and you missed the 2009 election riots, well, then hagel's your guy. if you believe there's an international jewish lobby that is intimidating congressmen and is controlling the u.s. state department, hagel's your guy. and interestingly, everybody thinks he's going to get confirmed which would just prove that his last conspiracy is false. he was wrong once again. i think these are perfectly legitimate questions to be raising about the next
another seven or eight to confirm. >> what about john brennan then, nominated to be head of the cia. he's had his hearings. >> had his hearings. not come up for a vote. there are questions by both democrats and republicans, questions about drones, questions about benghazi, lots of questions both sides of the aisle so they are not making a political statement on him because democrats have legitimate questions that they want answers to. >> what is your state of mind when it comes to a confirmation vote on brennan? >> i still want to review the hearing. they have classified hearings and then those that are not classified. i've seen the public. i want to read some of the other information. >> are you leaning one way or the other? not at this point. >> how about jack lew, treasury secretary? >> jack lew, a long history public service, but they have to ask and answer questions regarding his time on wall street, the large bonus payment that he got not too long before the big bailout of the group that he was working for on wall street, his investments in the cayman islands for which the preside
john brennan from the cia director job and chuck hagel from the defense secretary post unless the white house gives more information about last year's attack in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the c.i.a. directorship, hag hagel to be confirmed to the secretary of defense, until the white house gives us an accounting. did the president pick up the phone and call anyone in the living government to help these folks? what did the president do? >> a startling new report just released from the federal trade commission that found up to 42 million americans have errors in their credit report. about half of which are considered significant. the consumer data industry association is hitting back saying "credit reports are materially accurate 98% of the time and when they do contain mistakes, our members work to resolve them quickly and to the consumers' satisfaction 95% of the time. dueling math there. >>> "saturday night live" mocking cbs sports when the lights went out. take a look. >> i received word our own steve tasker on the sidelines has new information
his team in place. up in the area, the future of the president's nominees for defense secretary. cia director and treasury secretary, tim geithner, already left the job. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the president's pick for defense. former senator chuck hagel. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> hagel lost one vote in the senate and his next chance for a do-over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there is the more problems that they have. >> there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo is the president's pick for cia director, john brennan. the president said this -- >> there has never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: that critics warned might hold up brennan over something else. the talking points that led administration officials to say that the attack in benghazi was sparked by a protest. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points or died trying. >> repo
than expected and deliver it to a target. now the cia, pentagon, all has to look at this to determine what they set off and essentially now work backward. if it was a miniaturized bomb, what did it take north korea to get there? where did they get the technology, the engineering, the expertise, the money to do it? they will look at what it would have taken north korea to achieve what they say they achieved and try to figure out how they did it and who might have helped them. zoraida. >> has theyou say there. there has been of skepticism in where this program is right now. >> the u.s. has been skeptical for years. in december, they successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile, now a successful underground nuclear test. so they are achieving some level of expertise in their technology, and engineering. and that is vital if they are getting the help potentially and we don't know from iran, from pakistan. these are key issues. there might be people in those countries helping them, and is north korea then sharing what it knows? it's expertise now, back with countries like iran? >>
. one of them being there's a guy called "the mentor" who's an older former s.e.a.l., former cia, former blackwater, who mentors the shooter, and he has friends in very high places, you can imagine, and someone very high in government called him two hours after the raid and said, it was your guy, meaning the shooter. >> another passage from your article that jumped out at me for obvious reasons. may 1st, 2012. the first anniversary of the bin laden mission. the shooter is getting ready to go play with his kids at a water park. he's watching cnn. they were saying, so now we're taking viewer e-mails. do you remember where you were when you found out osama bin laden was dead? and i was thinking, of course i remember, i was in his bedroom looking down at his body. it's just a very telling situation. a year later, he's trying to go through a normal life but his life is anything but normal. let's pick up the story from there. because he's got some major problems right now. just briefly walk us through some of them. >> okay. well, you know, i work at the center for investigative reporting and o
in confirming some of president obama's key appointees. chuck hagel at defense, john brennan at the cia, and now senator mccain saying he is not ready to call it a day on all of this. a congress hearing -- >> then you ought to have your facts straight. >> reporter: after congressional hearing. >> who responsible then? >> reporter: republican senator john mccain challenge, the white house on its response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> so there are many, many questions and we have had a massive cover-up. >> a cover-up of what? i'm just saying you, a cover-up of what? >> i'll be glad to send you a list of questions that have not been answered. >> reporter: the white house says it's given answers. conducted 20 briefings for congress. officials have testified at ten hearings, answered how queries. it all adds up to 10,000 pages of documents. just last week, mccain himself told cnn recent responses on benghazi were, quote, adequate. so, is this just politics? when we asked mccain's office what other questions the senator still had, we were referred to this january p
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in an area not known for earthquakes. now the cia and pentagon are trying to learn much, much more about what happened in that test. want to bring in our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. what have we learned from this? tell us what happened. >> reporter: well, you know, as you said, right now the intelligence community, the military, has to figure out what they know, what they suspect happened. think of this as csi north korea but not being able to go to the scene of the crime. what they're looking at is that seismic activity and trying to work their way backwards as to what happened. they believe now that this was, of course, an underground nuclear test, possibly several kilotons. but they need to get better analysis, they need to get air sampling, see what is now released into the atmosphere, and try and assess from all of that what happened. once they know that, the next set of questions, the next part of the investigation, how did north korea pull it off? where did they get help? did they get help? did they have the technology, the engineering expertise, fabrication to really do the
to look at the test results and work their way backwards at the cia, trying to figure out, okay, if this was the test, how did they get there? do they really have the expertise to do it themselves or did they get help and perhaps maybe not china, maybe iran, maybe pakistan, a lot of concern that iranian scientists have traveled to north korea and that they are sharing their expertise and that, of course, takes this nuclear threat right back to iran, potentially. >> barbara starr, tim lister, thank you, both, very much. i appreciate it. >>> up next, this fantastic story, this homeless man finds something shiny in a cup carrying loose change. and what happens next means the world to one woman. >>> a kansas city woman's good deed nearly broke her heart. she accidentally dropped her engagement ring into this cup, this homeless man was holding when she was giving him loose change. she thought she would never see the ring again. she was wrong. betsy webster from cnn affiliate kctv has this amazing story. >> spare change today, sir. god bless. spare some change today, sir? thank you. g
since he was not only defense secretary, but also director of the cia. panetta's last day is expected to be tomorrow. ♪ poker face >>> little monsters, lady gaga is canceling several concerts because of an injury, specifically severe inflammation in her joints. the pop star says she's been hiding the injury for a while. in fact, at one point, she says she could barely walk. we're told she'll be out a week and will reschedule the concerts. >>> the son of basketball great larry bird arrested for allegedly trying to run over his ex-girlfriend with a car. indiana university police charged 21-year-old conner bird with intimidation with a deadly weapon, battery with injury, and marijuana possession. police say it happened after the two got into a fight and the woman got out of the car and walked home. ♪ >>> first day of lent for catholics was the first public appearance for the pope since he announced he was stepping down because of his health. pope benedict xvi, here he is, presiding over wednesday mass today at the vatican. before the service, he read a statement saying he is resignin
socialite jill kelley came to light in the sex scandal involving cia director david petraeus. >>> conor kennedy and daryl hannah were arrested in a protest demanding the obama administration take concrete action against climate change. the activists chanted "president obama we don't want no climate drama." that was their creative chant. >> wow, and it ended in arrest. new pictures to share with you, a 6-year-old boy from alabama, you'll remember this little boy abducted and held for six days in an underground bunker. he and his mom spent time with the governor, robert bentley and spoke with dr. phil. she said in spite of the smiling photos her son is very aware of what happened to his abductor and also knows what happened to his bus driver, too. erin burnett has the report. >> give me five. i like it. >> nine days after see than was freed from an underground bunker in midland city, alabama, the world is getting the first glimpse of this brave 6 years old. his mother, jennifer kirkland tells dr. phil the recovery has been difficult. >> he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he s
helped him get through his challenges. petraeus quit as cia director when it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a woman who chronicled his life while leading troops in iraq and afghanistan. well, now he's praising a book by a soldier named mark weber who is now dying from cancer. kyra phillips talked with petraeus about it. >> you said it was wonderful, equal parts inspirational and sobering, it was a tremendous reminder of the blessings that we all have regardless of our personal situations. it was inspirational at a key moment. and i just want to know what you meant by that, sir. >> well, i meant exactly what i said by it. and, you know, i've known mark weber since we served together in iraq in 2005. i kept in touch with him after that. and i have followed him with enormous admiration the way he's hung tough in recent years despite having the heaviest of rocks added to his rucksack. he emphasizes in his book the importance of pressing on when life doesn't go the way you would want it to go. >> you can see more of kyra's interview on our sister network hln. that's i
during cia director's sex scandal. >>> there was emphasis on the staging. students here are actually on winter break this week. the principal e-mailed parents offering a one-day experience mimicking a normal school day to coincide with the president's visit. >> if you're in preschool i bet you don't mind seeing the president. it's not a hardship to spend a day with the president. >> i bet not. >>> his hostage ordeal is over but the lingering effects are certainly not over. coming up, we'll hear from the little boy held for days in a bunker in alabama. little ethan and his mom. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer 360 dusters extender, and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. progress-oh! [
. thank you very much for that report. >>> let's dig deeper with our cnn contributor, former cia director, tom fuentes. i'm going to play some clips from the police scanner. listen to this. >> 61 lincoln. guys be ready on the number four side. he might come out the back. >> ready. >> sounds like one shot fired from inside the residence. we have ammo exploding inside the house. >> is there any propane cylinders or anything that we need to worry about? >> not that i can see from my position. >> do you want to have the fire put out once the roof starts to collapse? >> affirm. give me some time here. we're not quite there. i still have the two-three corner that is vulnerable. >> and we still have ammo going off in the fire. >> tom, can you make some sense out of what we just heard? >> wolf, it's actually very difficult to make sense of it. you have -- you know, we don't know the exact time line of the beginning of the operation to the end and i'm not certain how this fits into the whole picture. we'll probably know more from the sheriffs later but i don't know if they will want to talk about
as head of the cia. john mccain had a press conference earlier today and said he's going to continue asking questions about who knew what, when on benghazi. and those questions will go to john brennan. >> a major setback for the obama administration. chuck hagel still has not been confirmed. they are going to have to wait several more days. we'll see what happens in these days to follow. thanks very much, gloria and dana. let's get back to the other breaking news story we're following. right now we're getting our first look at the unimaginable conditions aboard the stricten cruise ship. it's crawling at a very slow pace. it's being towed by tugboats. the ship is close to land and passengers can send pictures and what a disturbing sight some of these conditions, conditions inside the ship described by some is put trid. at least that's the word that one passenger put out. public areas fouled by raw sewage, people forced to use plastic bags instead of toilets. and take a look at this. our helicopter captured passengers lying on the deck spelling out the world help. the "triumph" is stil
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